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#1 plarailfan

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 21:44

I was looking on 'tinternet at bridges in Japan, when I happened to find this rather unusual structure.
http://en.wikipedia..../Inuyama_Bridge
Apparently, it was replaced by seperate road and rail bridges, in the year 2000.

(I've had to edit this, as the link didn't work first time round)

Edited by plarailfan, 23 February 2012 - 21:58 .


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#2 EddieB

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 13:31

Fascinating when trains and road vehicles share the same space, as opposed to the more common arrangement of keeping them separate.

There's a list of combined road/rail bridges on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia....ad-rail_bridges

Similar ones that come to mind are the one in Czech Republic at Bechyne (linked from above) and the new swing bridge connecting to the Baltic island of Usedom, Germany (http://www.acorp.uk....sets/usedom.pdf).

#3 Glorious NSE

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 13:45

Interesting!

There's a tunnel on the Alaska system which formerly had a road vehicle shuttle through it, but a recent article in Trains suggest it's now used as a road tunnel in between rail movements!

#4 melmerby

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 00:06

There's a list of combined road/rail bridges on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia....ad-rail_bridges

Most combined bridges have a separate road/rail deck either side by side or one above the other. The Connel bridge in Scotland had the rail track running alongside the road on the same deck.

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Edited by melmerby, 23 March 2012 - 00:09 .


#5 Ramblin Rich

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 22:00

I recall driving over a few shared bridges when we went to New Zealand a few years ago, mostly the rail lines were disused but this one was still in dual operation - fascinating experience, slightly unnerving (although I've read only 1 train per day usually!) and quite a bumpy ride!
Sadly it seems from the wiki link it got replaced in 2009 so that's another one removed from the shared deck list... :(

#6 45669

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:49

Somewhat nearer to home, Pont Britannia (Britannia Bridge) in Porthmadog now carries Welsh Highland Railway trains as well as road traffic :

http://www.flickr.co...157627326071690

#7 rich_eason

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 15:53

There is a shared road rail swing bridge on the Sharpness Docks complex (now disused).








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